March 14, 2020

Coronavirus homeschool survival guide, part 1

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by Kathy Kuhl    Are you homeschooling because of coronavirus? If your kids were in school, you are probably thinking: I have to stay home and make them do their lessons! Argh! How will I get them to sit? They’ll drive me nuts! How will I get my work done? It’s a special problem for […]

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February 04, 2020

Love Languages for Families with Learning Challenges: Book Review

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by Kathy Kuhl     Review of Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families: The 5 Love Languages for Parents Raising Children with Disabilities Having a child with special needs is a blessing–and hard work. Our kids face different challenges. One child has trouble reading, another sitting still, another integrating what comes in through his […]

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September 16, 2019

Homeschool students with learning differences: October conference

LD Conference October 26, 2019

by Kathy Kuhl It’s rare that anyone organizes an event specifically for homeschoolers with students with learning challenges. In Pennsylvania, CHAP is making it happen next month. So, Midatlantic families, don’t miss it. On October 26, please join me at the Learning Differences and Special Needs Seminar, generously organized by CHAP, Christian Homeschool Association of […]

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July 23, 2019

Free help with tech tools to overcome learning challenges

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by Kathy Kuhl   Assistive technology–tech tools to help people with learning challenges and other disabilities–keeps growing fast. If no one’s invented a tool to help your child or teen, it may come out next week. But there’s so many! Where to begin? And what can I get that’s good and free, to begin with? How […]

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May 31, 2019

Dealing with Parental Anger: Book Review of Peggy Ployhar’s Be Angry… and Train Your Kids

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By Kathy Kuhl     We parents don’t like to admit our anger with our kids. If our children have learning challenges, we know life is harder for them. So we want to be patient. Nevertheless, our kids and their challenges can annoy and frustrate us. Deliberately or not, our children sometimes act in ways that […]

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May 16, 2019

Music in your homeschool

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by Kathy Kuhl Make time for music? If you’re homeschooling a child with learning challenges, you may think you’ve got more urgent business. Maybe not. Music opens minds Music can stir hearts, inspire, and open minds—and mouths. This nine-year-old boy’s awestruck reaction to hearing Mozart last week got me thinking. Ronan Mattin has autism and […]

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May 03, 2019

Getting started homeschooling with special needs? Here’s help!

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by Kathy Kuhl Homeschooling intimidated me. Starting to homeschool a child with learning challenges or special needs sounded even harder. But there’s new help this June. I’m privileged to play a part. Expanded special needs track at HEAV There’s an expanded special needs track  at the June convention of the Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV) in […]

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February 22, 2019

Setbacks? 3 Tips to resetting goals when reality messes with your plans

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By Kathy Kuhl As your homeschool continues, disappointments and setbacks are inevitable. For those in the chillier climates, the cold, damp, and ice can settle into our spirits. We may be tempted to give up. Anyone could do a better job, we groan. Should I put this child in school, some wonder—though they may not […]

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December 18, 2018

25 Tips for Holidays with Less Stress

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By Kathy Kuhl      Feeling holiday stress? Are you as behind as I am this holiday season? I haven’t felt this far behind since I had bronchitis! Here are some things I’m doing to cope, and more ideas from others. Basics Exercise! Both you and your children will benefit. One reason I’m writing less […]

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December 07, 2018

Need accommodations for college exams, classes? New book helps parents, students

Review by Kathy Kuhl     Is college a possibility for students with learning disabilities? If so, how do parents help them pass the college entrance exams like the SAT and the ACT? How can teens who struggled to read or focus get the accommodations they need in college to develop their gifts? While homeschooling several […]

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